Lea Foushee on FIRST PERSON RADIO 5/12/17 at Noon

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Friday May 12 at Noon for a special Indian Month edition of FIRST PERSON RADIO and their guest Lea Foushee.  Ms. Foushee was appointed in 2016 to serve a three-year term to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group. She co-founded the North American Water Office in 1982 and serves as its Environmental Justice Director.
Lea Foushee designed her Bachelor of Science Degree, Social and Cultural Factors Affecting Human and Natural Resource Management, and graduated Suma cum Laude from the University of Minnesota in 1990 while receiving the J. W. Buchta Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Ms. Foushee published Sacred Water/Water for Life in 2010, co-authored by Renee Gurneau, a Red Lake Band member. The work features Anishinaabeg worldview, language, culture and spirituality of the  Three-Fires Midewiwin Lodge. Wild foods and traditional plant medicines are featured. She attended the 1985 UN NGO Conference on the status of Women in Kenya with a Ford Foundation Leadership Award, and was a delegate to the 1990 Indigenous Women’s Conference in Karasjok Sapmiland, Norway. In 2007 she was honored with the U of MN School of Public Health Community Partners Star Award for the collaborative effort to document the consumption frequency of mercury-contaminated fish on the White Earth Reservation.


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